Masada Fortress Israel - Travel With Purpose Maranatha Tours

Masada (Fortress) is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea  (12 mi) east of Arad.   www.Maranathatours.com

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Herodian palace-fortress - According to Josephus, between 37 and 31 BCE, Herod the Great built a large fortress on the plateau as a refuge for himself in the event of a revolt, and erected there two palaces. This is the Northern Palace overlooking the Dead Sea.

Enclosed walls on top of Masada - During the third and final building phase, the entire site of Masada – except for the Northern Palace – was enclosed by a casemate wall, which consisted of a double wall with a space between that was divided into rooms by perpendicular walls; these were used as living chambers for the soldiers and as extra storage space.

Roman encampments - The Roman legion surrounded Masada, built a circumvallation wall and then a siege ramp against the western face of the plateau. You can still see the Roman encampments all around Masada.

Assault Ramp - The Romans constructed a 375 ft high assault ramp consisted mostly of a natural spur of bedrock. A giant siege tower with a battering ram was constructed and moved laboriously up the completed ramp. According to Josephus, when Roman troops entered the fortress, they discovered that its defendants had set all the buildings but the food storerooms ablaze and committed mass suicide or killed each other, 960 men, women, and children in total. Josephus wrote of two stirring speeches that the Sicari leader had made to convince his men to kill themselves. Only two women and five children were found alive.

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LEARNING THE LANGUAGE

Travel will resume.   When you travel your health is  important.  Although the guides, hotel staff and airline staff will most likely all know English, it is always a good idea to know some basic phrases in case of an emergency.  Here are some phrases to know that may be helpful.

I am allergic to…

  • Hebrew - Ani allergit le
  • Arabic - 'ana 'ueani min hisasiat
  • Greek - Eímai allergikós se
  • Italian - Io sono allergico a

It hurts here (point to body part)

  • Hebrew - Koev li kan
  • Arabic - 'iinaha tulamuni huna
  • Greek - Ponáei edó
  • Italian - Mi fa male qui

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